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TOM AND JERRY *** Animated/live feature I grew up with Tom and Jerry cartoon shorts. So did my kids. So did my grandkids. Well, they're back - this time in a combination animated/live action feature that you can catch at the Warwick Showcase or on HBO more
NOMADLAND **** We have been waiting months for this Golden Globe nominee starring Frances McDormand, which has been a big hit at dozens of film festivals. "e;Nomadland"e; is one of those films that is hard to categorize - part fiction and very much a more
TWO OF US ***½ (Joyce) *** (Don) The French know how to make romantic movies. This one is about two aging women who have found love together and have made it work for decades … more
THE NEXT THREE DAYS ***½ This 2010 Netflix film provides a couple of hours of escapism with an A list of stars and an exciting if implausible plot. Elizabeth Banks plays the mother … more
SUPERNOVA *** (Don) ***½ (Joyce) This poignant tale about early onset dementia has two great performances by Colin Firth as Sam and Stanley Tucci as Tusker, two aging men who have … more
NAVIGATING NETFLIX There are no new movies at the only two movie theaters open in Rhode Island. Half the movies at Showcase are streaming on TV at a cost below what you would pay at the box office ("e;One Night in Miami,"e; for example). Like many others, we more
On Netflix LILYHAMMER Seasons 2 and 3 continue the story of the NYC mobster who becomes a leading citizen in a Norwegian town. The stories get darker and darker, and unfortunately a bit too much quirkier and kinkier. The language, violence and sex reach more
On Netflix RECTIFY **** Michael O'Neil plays Daniel Holden, a death row inmate who was accused of rape and murder at the age of 18, and is released on a technicality after 19 years. The four-season 2013 show, originally seen on the Sundance Channel, is a more
At the Showcase NEWS OF THE WORLD **** Moving Western tale Tom Hanks stars as Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, a Texan who travels from small town to small town a few years after the Civil War to bring "e;The News of the World"e; to the townsfolk (hence the more
BLACK BOTTOM**** Rhode Island’s own Viola Davis teams with the late Chadwick Boseman to bring August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” to the screen in this … more
THE PROM ***½ (Campy Broadway musical) In this Netflix film, Broadway veterans have a big flop with a musical about Eleanor Roosevelt. The show closes on opening night. They look … more
CROODS: A NEW AGE *** (For the kids) NBC showed the original "Croods" movie just before the sequel opened at Warwick Showcase. The animation is good and the story is fine for the young ones. It is funny and has lots of adventure, plus a couple of good more
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